At first glimpse, a boys state playoff matchup between Class AAAA soccer powers Johnson and Dalton would be expected in the championship game, or at least the semifinals.
Johnson's girls golf team placed sixth and Lumpkin County's girls took 11th at the Class AAAA sectionals on Monday at Applewood Golf Course in Waynesboro.
Chestatee High senior Brandon Thompson finished second in the 100 meter race in the finals of the Georgia Olympics on Saturday in Jefferson.
The Gainesville High boys golf team shot a combined 157 over a rain-shortened nine holes to capture the team title at The Invite on Saturday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
With a steady rain falling, tough field conditions and cool temperatures, Friday night's first-round playoff game between the Gainesville Red Elephants and the Hiram Hornets was summed up by Gainesville Coach Jeremy Kemp as, "not fun baseball".
North Hall distance runner Witt Nix finished second in the boys 3200-meter finals with a time of 9 minutes. 30.34 seconds on the second day of the Georgia Olympics on Friday at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
Great pitching by North Hall made for an impressive doubleheader sweep of Decatur to open the Class AAA state playoffs on Friday at Jody Davis Field.
Despite a slick field, gusts of wind and the cold, the West Hall boys soccer team was able to create chances that led to a 4-0 win against Decatur in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament on Friday in Oakwood.
JEFFERSON – Mason Hamrick knew what kind of battle he was about to endure when the Class AA state pole vault final came down him and Riverside Military's Skyler Toney.
Chestatee's Cristian Felix has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/TopDrawerSoccer.com High School Player of the Week, announced Monday. Felix led the War Eagles to their first region championship in school history.
After escaping Decatur earlier this season with a slim victory in overtime, the Buford Lady Wolves, the No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAA, wanted to do two things in the rematch: Score fast and play a mistake-free game.
The sights have never been set higher for the Chestatee boys soccer team, and coach Mike Herrin is well aware of his team's potential.
The Johnson boys soccer team took a lead into halftime and held on to win 2-1 against Columbus in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls soccer players still had their last game as a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs etched in their minds.
The Johnson High girls soccer team lost 1-0 to Alexander in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament on Tuesday in Douglasville.
The North Hall baseball team clinched its first trip to a state championship series with a 4-0 win over Blessed Trinity in Game 3 of the Class AAA state semifinals on Tuesday at Jody Davis Field.
Just a season after the East Hall girls basketball team made yet another deep run in the GHSA state tournament, the Lady Vikings finished the 2012-2013 season 10-14, and head coach Joey Rider stepped down from his position.
North Hall enters the deciding third game of its state semifinal series against Blessed Trinity with a pretty positive outlook on things, even though it dropped the second game of the series 8-5 Monday at Jody Davis Field in Gainesville.
Lumpkin County's Morgan Wood shot a 91 to tie for 14th place individually in the Class AAAA girls state golf tournament on Monday at Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta.
Flowery Branch High didn't have to look far to find its next boys basketball coach.
JEKYLL ISLAND - In a place that promotes itself as "Georgia's Jewel," Gainesville's boys golfers closed out one gem of a season on Monday.
For all its success this season, the North Hall baseball team will widely be considered an underdog against No. 1-ranked Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state semifinals.
The Gainesville High boys golf team has done its best to avoid becoming a victim of its own success this season.
Eleven soccer players combined from Chestatee and Johnson High were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region soccer first teams, announced Friday.
Spring football is just as important as a high school coach wants it to be. Even though it's good to get as many players in uniform for evaluation as much as possible, it's up for debate whether it has to be done at the end of the calendar school year to yield any better results.
BLACKSHEAR - This much is certain: one way or another, North Hall will end its historic season in the friendly confines of Jody Davis Field.
COLLEGE PARK – Through 79 minutes of play, the East Hall boys soccer team had every opportunity to keep its historic playoff run alive in Thursday's Class AAA state semifinal match against Woodward Academy.
Jackson County baseball players Nick Corso, Chase Dunlap, Joel Ellis and Coleman Barbee were named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region first team, announced Wednesday.
BLACKSHEAR - Adam Kelly and Griffin Olson had both been waiting for their moment. When it arrived, the North Hall seniors delivered.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.